There are many natural occurring bacteria and viruses within our natural environment.  In some cases the only determining factor as to whether one gets a bacterial infection or a viral infection is based on the strength of their immune system.  That is why it is so important to maintain immune health, and to find natural ways to boost one’s own immunity.  Each of us must take charge of our own health and use technology that is available to us in the 21st century to perform research and determine how one can take care of themselves and boost the immune system to help prevent the spread of disease.  While boosting one’s immune system does not engender that they will not get sick, it has been shown that when one’s immune system is at its best they are less susceptible to developing any type of illness.  Having a healthy immune system can really make the difference between life and death.

IMMUNE HEALTH IS DIFFERENT FOR DIFFERENT POPULATIONS

Immune health means different things for different patient populations.  Immune health for an elderly woman who is immune compromised will be different than immune health for a child whose immune system has not fully developed.  The focus for this article will be to provide guidance on boosting the immune system in the elderly population and how that can be done by incorporating the best Korean Red Ginseng supplements into one’s daily regimen.

 WHAT IS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?

The immune system is the body’s response to foreign bacteria, viruses and other particulates to prevent these organisms and particulates from taking over the body and causing illnesses that can have devastating consequences especially in the elderly population.  As one ages, the immune system ages as well.  So as an individual continues to age, his/her immune system may not function up to its once youthful capabilities and the result can be devastating illnesses that can result in a common cold or virus becoming fatal.  

There are two arms to the immune system:  the innate immune system and the adaptive otherwise known as acquired immune system.  The innate immune system is the immune system that we are born with.  This arm of the immune system fights pathogens by creating barriers that impede these foreign pathogens from crossing which include the skin and mucous membranes of the GI tract.  The adaptive or acquired immunity is just as it sounds, it is the arm of the immune system that one develops as he or she is exposed to different pathogens as he or she grows into the person they are today.  This immunity is built by herd immunity through exposure to pathogens that are naturally occurring in the population today.  While other forms of adaptive immunity can be explained through vaccinations.  Exposure to these pathogens create an immune response in which both B and T lymphocytes work to eradicate those pathogens and keep the individual healthy (Newman, 2018). 

HOW DOES KOREAN RED GINSENG BOOST IMMUNITY IN THE ELDERLY?

The elderly population is at an increased risk for complications associated with common colds and viruses alike; therefore, in this patient population it is imperative that the immune system is functioning at its highest capability.  Korean Red Ginseng has been used in medicinal therapies to boost the immune system for centuries.  Many studies have been conducted that have proven Korean Red Ginseng’s ability to boost the immune system.  Specifically, one of the compounds found within the chemistry of the Korean Red Ginseng is Galacturonic acid.  Galacturonic acid directly stimulates the immune system by activating the cells of the immune system.  Galacturonic acid specifically activates the Macrophages, Natural Killer cells; while also activating specifically the T Lymphocytes which are imperative in the properly functioning immune system (Ginseng May Enhance Immune Function, 2005).

Korean Red Ginseng has been used for centuries to help those who wish to benefit from the immune boosting characteristics.  Korean Red Ginseng cultivated and developed by the Korea Ginseng Group is the best Korean Red Ginseng and provides health and wellness to those who seek.

Cheong Kwan Jang’s Korean Red Ginseng Extract 240g is the most concentrated form of Korean Red Ginseng roots.

  • Pure form of 100% six-year-old premium Korean Red Ginseng roots.
  • Retains the rich and distinct flavor of ginseng and its active components at an optimal level.
  • Traditionally served like a tea. For the perfect serving of ginseng, mix 1 g into 8 oz. of warm or iced water, adding honey as desired. 

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Works Cited:

Newman, T. (2018). How the Immune System Works.  https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320101

Ginseng May Enhance Immune Function.  2005.  WebMD.  https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/news/20000605/ginseng-boost-immune-function#1

Korea Ginseng Corp.  (2019).  https://www.kgcus.com/240-3pack-promotion.html